Tri-Cities

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes plan to speed up K-12 funding

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a proposal to boost school spending by $200 million to keep the state on track for meeting its court-mandated basic education obligations. The state Supreme Court, in McCleary v. State of Washington, has…

House Fire Displaces Family in East Pasco

A East Pasco family is displaced from their home this morning, after an electrical fire breaks out around 4:30AM. According to Pasco Fire, a family member woke up to the smell of smoke, and got the family out of the…

A Local Cider is Quickly Becoming a National Hit

A locally owned winery recently started making a cider that is causing a lot of buzz in the beverage industry.Daniel Washam the owner of Sun River Vinter winery in Kennewick started making d's Wicked Cider last January. In less than…

Family of Seahawks' Fans Ride in Style

Ever since the Seahawks became NFC Champions, we have been looking for the area's top Seahawks' fans, and today we have what may be the number one Seahawks' family. Jae Gomez and his family are pretty commited to the Hawks…

State House Honors Chiawana High School

The State House of Representatives honors the Chiawana High School DECA club and the school's football team in Olympia today. The DECA club is recognized for it's $25,000 win for a "Celebrate My Drive" campaign which promotoes safe driving. The…

Seahawks Fans Rally at Edgar Brown Stadium

Seahawks fans rallied at Edgar Brown Stadium Saturday morning to show support for their team one week before the Super Bowl. The rally was hosted by the Pasco Cheer team, who held games and gave away prizes. They also sold…

Unique Ways to Show Seahawk Pride

The Super Bowl is a week from Sunday and fans are finding special ways to show their Seahawks spirit. Barber Nico Rodriguez is known for his Seahawks deigns. Today it was four-year-old Alijah Ochoa's turn to get the Seahawk logo…

RHS Basketball Players Mentor Elementary School Students

Richland High School students are talking to students at Badger Mountain Elementary School about perseverance. Boys and girls varsity basketball teams mentor the young students about what it means to be an athlete and working through adversity. Two players say…

Stepping Up for a Cause

Firefighters Andy Babcock and Bob Clark gear up in their casual firefighting gear. However, they aren't responding to an emergency, in fact, they'll be in Seattle trucking up 800 vertical feet of stairs in a few weeks. It's part of…

MacLaughlin Pleads Not Guilty

Tieja MacLaughlin, the 25 year old Canadian freelance news reporter charged with felony harassment with domestic violence of the Tri-City Americans' Jackson Playfair, pleads not guilty today in Benton County Superior Court. The two had been seeing each other since…

300 5th Graders Learn About Heart Health

It was an exciting day for hundreds of 5th graders from Angelou and McGee Elementary Schools who got to walk through a 20 foot inflatable heart that allows them to see almost every detail in the hollow muscular organ. Trios…

Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo Fund-raiser Tonight

The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo will hold a dinner and auction tonight at the fairgrounds. Live and silent auction items include: - South African photo safari - Bow fishing expedition - Custom Horse Heaven Round-Up chaps, apparel and spurs…

Marijuana Banking Regulations on the Way

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations soon that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers. During an appearance Thursday at the University of Virginia, Holder said it is important…

Congratulations Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

The inductees for this years Agriculture Hall of Fame class officially took their place in AG history tonight. The four different categories are, the pioneer award, mentor leadership, young agribusiness man of the year, and visionary award This is a…

Painting the Town

Tina-Marie Lasha begins a late night paint job at a local Yakima business. Lasha's been a window painter and decorator for over 30 years, and a football fan for even longer. She even refers to herself as her father's son."I've…

Nursing Center Ribbon Cutting

Members of the community attend the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Washington State University Tri-Cities new nursing center. More than 100 nursing students are using the new facility this semester. Speakers thanked all donors, including Kadlec Regional Medical Center, which…

One Week Left For the CREHST Museum

You have one more week to visit the CREHST Museum before it closes its doors on January 31st. Some of the artifacts are going to move to the museum's new home at the Hanford REACH Interpretive Center. Those that don't…

No Pot Moratorium for Walla Walla

The City of Walla Walla decides against a marijuana moratorium. The city council voted four to three in a meeting last night. Instead, Walla Walla will just keep it's interim zoning ordinance, which are local regulations it will have for…

Lawmaker seeks to raise Wash. minimum wage

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A measure to raise Washington state's minimum wage for adults to $12 an hour over the next three years has been introduced in the state House.Rep. Jessyn Farrell of Seattle introduced the measure on Thursday. At…

Bill would reduce WA K-12 class sizes, add staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A bill introduced in the House would lower class sizes in Washington state and hire more public school teachers and other staff members.Rep. Roger Goodman, sponsor of House Bill 2589, said the goal is to make…